Adunator ladae Simpson 1935 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea

Alternative combinations: Leptacodon ladae, Mckennatherium ladae

Synonym: Mckennatherium libitum Van Valen 1965

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1935. New Paleocene mammals from the Fort Union of Montana. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 83:221-244

Belongs to Adunator according to J. E. Hartman 1986

See also Gazin 1969, Krishtalka 1976, Krishtalka 1976, Simpson 1935, Szalay 1969, Van Valen 1965 and Winterfeld 1982

Sister taxa: Adunator abditus, Adunator amplus, Adunator fredericki, Adunator lehmani, Adunator martinezi, Adunator meizon, Adunator minutus, Diacocherus dockeryi

Type specimens:

  • Adunator ladae: Its type locality is Gidley Quarry, which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial horizon in the Fort Union Formation of Montana
  • Mckennatherium libitum: A.M.N.H. No. 35437, a mandible (left mandible fragment).

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore


• Paleocene of United States (7: Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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